Off the Scale

With soaring ceilings, contemporary décor and the most beautiful views across the Kentish countryside, Bayham Hall’s restoration has allowed the building’s original features to shine through whilst providing an enviably spacious family home for owners Jaime and Justin Cooke. 

Green and Pleasant

Childhood memories and favourite holiday haunts are the inspiration behind Karen and Rafe Easter’s charming family home. It’s difficult to believe just how much of England’s green and pleasant land lies a mere hour’s train journey from the capital, and...

Too Cool for School

The colourful history behind Juliet Maingay-Cooper and Jake Mintrim’s Hastings home, part of a mansion built by eminent Victorian travel writer Augustus Hare, saw it once serve as a convent and school before its current incarnation as a chic and...

Open House

Interior architect Susie Pfeiffer has breathed contemporary life into an old farm building, whilst celebrating its original features, in her incredible barn conversion. After many happy years in a barn they had converted into a family home, interior architect Susie...

Hidden beauty

Just a stone’s throw from the heart of Tunbridge Wells, a sensitively renovated  Georgian townhouse has become a downsizing couple’s secluded sanctuary. This elegant Georgian townhouse has to be approached on foot, because it is tucked down a narrow leafy...

The Outbuilding

Journalist Amy Maynard’s effortlessly chic converted outbuilding is the result of her ‘warehousey, not twee’ vision for a holiday rental that is a home away from home. The Danes call it hygge – meaning the feeling of contentment that comes...

Pattern Repeat

Just along the coast from Margate, with views out over Westgate-on-Sea’s sandy seafront, Hamilton Lodge was chosen by its current owners as the perfect foil to the bustle of London, making it the ideal weekend retreat. Everything you’ve ever read...

Make History

Part of the Leeds Castle estate, Battel Hall has been given a makeover by interior designer Francesca Rowan-Plowden in keeping with its 14th century origins – and its 1930s party heyday. Anyone with a penchant for the roaring Twenties is...

Light and Space

When a seaside house long-coveted by art director Clare Clarkson came onto the market, she jumped at the chance to rework its interior to create an open-plan home, perfect for her large extended family.

A cocktail of grandeur

Will and Nick live in a one-bedroom flat, decorated in glorious palatial style (and have great parties…)

Print perfect

Textile designer Molly Mahon and her husband Rollo have created a family home and thriving business in a cottage in the Ashdown Forest.

Holidays in Sussex

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House and garden

With a skilled eye for uniting inside with out, interior designer Lisa Evans has made a High Weald cottage into a sophisticated home.

Material World

Mix a touch of medieval with a helping of Georgian – and throw in some thoroughly modern touches. The result? A unique family home perfect for 21st century living. Tucked away in a pretty Kentish village, The Den has been...

Elegant imperfection

A textile conservator and an antique dealer combined to create a home where patina is prized. There is cold – as in chilly – and then there is cool. The Tunbridge Wells home of textile conservator Charlotte Casadéjus is definitely...

Stairway to heaven

A gloomy 1930s chapel has been brilliantly converted into a light-drenched modern townhouse. Back in 2011, when Ian and Lisa decided to make the move from Tunbridge Wells to Hastings, they had an offer accepted on an old pub which...

Gothic glamour

Cinematic, dramatic, palatial… it’s hard to know where to start describing the bold interior style of this historic building and family home, inspired by the films of Jean Cocteau – and Hammer horrors. It was Valentine’s Day when fashion designer,...

Personal space

A converted malthouse, with soaring ceilings, provides ample growing room for Rachel Ford and her family. Destiny, chance, karma or plain old coincidence… it’s interesting how some things in life just happen to fall mysteriously into place at just the...

Bold and beautiful

With a background in set designing, event styling and painter-decorating, Annemarie St Vincent Farr has transformed a Victorian terrace into something extraordinary

Cool yule

Loma Beach House sits at the end of a sandy lane, its smart, but coastal, black-clad facade hinting, or rather, broadcasting, that something has fundamentally changed inside this 1950s house.

Home on the farm

A beautiful Grade II listed farmhouse has been expertly nurtured into a perfect balance of cosiness and sophistication

Picture perfect

A fantasy family home has been loved back to life

The mother of reinvention

Artist Sassy Luke lives among her art – and makes art out of her life

A Passage from India

A bona fide legend of British interior design, Sasha Waddell has embarked on a charitable project designing beautiful textiles which will benefit impoverished children in Delhi – and are used to glorious effect throughout her own home. As soon as...

The House of Many Words

As Hastings launches its very first literary festival, we visit the extraordinary home of a theatrical collective where the house itself is an inspiration and performance space. Some of the most celebrated houses in the world have become such, not just...

God’s acre

A rambling old rectory is reborn as a vibrant showcase for years of collecting

House of scarves

Textile designer and pattern maker, Melanie Laslett, has transformed a 19th century fisherman’s cottage in Hastings into a light and airy home peppered with mid-century modern finds

Park Life

A stunning Georgian townhouse, next to a royal palace, combines modern flair with sublime elegance

A Slice of Heaven

She has a shop called In House Junkie – and we’re finding Samantha Bruce’s Tunbridge Wells house very hard to resist

Interiors notes from a stylist

Blogger and micro influencer Sara Delaney of Notes from a Stylist shares home-styling tips from her cleverly updated Victorian house in a dream location in the Surrey Hills

The rebirth of cool

A St Leonards-on-Sea seafront mansion is brought back to dazzling life

Family favours

A lovely family home which had got a bit lived in, was brought back to peak condition by interior designer Alexis Wylie

Coastal haven

This old coastguard’s cottage is gloriously free of all those corny seaside decor clichés thanks to interior architect Marta Nowicka’s sophisticated vision

New England Style Beach House

Converting a tired old weatherboard cabin into a spacious coastal retreat, Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote were sure of one thing - that it would end up pale and interesting...

Hollywood Glamour

This Hastings house is a glorious tribute to high fashion, Hollywood’s golden era and – of course – Mr Elvis Presley (thank you very much...)

Dream Family Home

Through the invaluable help of a property finder, media guru Caroline Kyriazis tracked down a spacious Victorian terrace in Tunbridge Wells with all the period qualities she and her husband had been searching for

Kaleidoscope of Colour

Central Saint Martins graduate Amy Exton’s terraced Margate home is a riot of clashing pattern, vivid paint and leopard print in many guises – a love of which she lavishly pours into her work as a set designer


Making the decision to move back to England, Mike and Caroline were on the lookout for a lock-up-and-leave apartment that would work with their busy travelling lifestyle. After discovering a 1990s conversion of battery factory into living spaces, the couple...

Let There Be Light

Location was key when Tanya and Richard Johnson moved back to the UK from Dubai. The Surrey Hills barn conversion that they set their sights on was devoid of natural light and filled with stripped pine until the couple brought...

Comfort and Joy

Kali Hamerton-Stove’s beautiful family oast house, tucked into countryside on the outskirts of a pretty Kentish village, is a haven of Christmas cheer. Following an ethos that her home should be filled with purposeful, quality items that are built to...

The House on the Hill

Undertaking a mammoth restoration project, designer Shaun Clarkson, along with his partner Paul Brewster, have applied their unique and exciting approach to interiors to a six storey Regency town house in the heart of Hastings Old Town.

Home to Shop

Craving a dramatic change from the stresses of London life, David Page and his partner, David Baker, chose to set up home – and shop – in Hastings Old Town. And they couldn’t be happier that they did...

Award-Winning Mushroom House

When Ben Swanborough’s daughter Elsie designed her dream den, and saved £500 to build it, he set to work bringing it to life. Nestled above a river at the bottom of the family garden, Elsie’s Mushroom House beat off competition...

St Benedicts Victorian B&B

Over time, Paul Oxborrow and Stephen Groves have succeeded in buying each floor of a grand nineteenth century St. Leonards house. Staying true to the period of its construction, Paul and Stephen have completely refurbished its four floors and now run several rooms...

Artists’ Model Home

Sue and Dave Donkin’s converted farm building, tucked away down an idyllic Kentish country lane, offers the perfect space for the couple to pursue their artistic interests

Creatives’ Rye Home

Backing straight onto the River Rother with uninterrupted views across the salt marshes, the unique collection of buildings that creative director and film-maker John Carver and branding and personal curator Anna Carloss call home are testament to the couple’s creative...